Last week I was doing safety checks on vehicles for “Crunch Time”. While removing a passenger side seat belt pretensioner from a 1995 VW Jetta, the pretensioner (non-electrical) deployed. Before I started the removal process, I confirmed that the battery was removed. I then cut the seat belt to reduce my exposure and then I removed the cable/exhaust tube from the rocker panel. Next I removed the bolt attaching the pretensioner from the B post. As I was maneuvering the pretensioner from the B post the pretensioner deployed. I had my helmet, eye protection and gloves on during deployment. First time in fifteen years that I had a SRS deploy on me.